Breathtakings Views Of The Ausable River Valley And Exquisite Sunsets All Year!
About Sandy Handrich
We make our home on the 60 acres the lodge is located on and have both spent the majority of our lives in this area. God has blessed us with 3 lovely daughters, 1 is married and gave us our 1st grandchild in Oct. 2014!! Two of our daughters live here in Mio and our oldest lives in California. We have 2 spoiled chocolate labs, Jugg and Hunter who we adore. Dale and I enjoy traveling, camping, golf and fishing. We own Handrich trucking, a family business started by Dale's father in 1976. That takes up most of Dale's time, while I (Sandy) run the lodge, and also work at Mio Baptist Church 1 day a week. We are all very involved in our church, and are very thankful for God's many blessings in our lives.
Sandy Handrich purchased this Lodge in 2010
Why Sandy Handrich chose Mio
This lodge is a dream come true for us. We live on the hill right next to the lodge in a beautiful log home where we raised our family. We have a beautiful view 365 days a year and wanted a way to share it with others and provide quality lodging for large families and groups. We purchased the 60 acres 16 years ago and built our dream home. Dale started clearing the lodge property in 2009, and construction on the lodge began and was completed in 2010.
What makes this Lodge unique
We thoroughly enjoyed the process of designing and decorating the lodge. Every area of the lodge was designed with our guests in mind. We wanted to offer something that would be unique yet warm and inviting. We tried to create a place that would be large enough for families to all stay together yet cozy enough for you to be able to relax and feel at home away from home. Some of our favorite features in the lodge would be the large dining room table that seats about 14, it was crafted by local Amish. The fire pit area is a great gathering place and my personal favorite is the beautiful sun room area. Please come and be our guests and experience the true relaxation of the Ausable View Lodge and Northern Michigan.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
No events where outside guests are invited
Some guests may have pet allergies
You may want to bring gates for the staircases
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please use coasters, hot pads and placemats on the dining room table. Please do not allow children to play games or color there without protection.
Absolutely no kegs allowed and no excessive amounts of alcohol!!! Any alcohol consumption should be done responsibly and minimally!
The average nightly rate advertised is for 2 guests. There are additional charges of $35 per person / per night above 2 guests for all rentals.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Once in a lifetime gathering!
The Mio class of 1969 held their 50th class reunion gatherings at the AuSable View Lodge. The property is spectacular inside and out! The hilltop setting captures our northern woods and waters, as well as our school. The lodge was tastefully and comfortably furnished with ALL the conveniences of home and group entertaining! We so appreciate all of your efforts to create a special escape for visitors and for those of us who return home! God Bless you and this home. Class of 1969
Thank you so much Mike and Pam! We're so happy that you chose the lodge and that you enjoyed your stay and catching up with your friends!! God Bless and Please Come Again!! Dale and Sandy
An absolutely beautiful lodge both inside and out. Will definitely come back.
Thank you Karen! So glad you enjoyed your stay and very happy that you hope to return!
Dale and Sandy
Love love love the house. We had an amazing time enjoying this beautiful home. Everything was clean and well organized. We made loving memories that we will cherish forever ❤️
So happy to hear that Diane. Thank you for your kind review! Please come again!!
Dale and Sandy
What a Place
This was the perfect place for our guys weekend getaway. The house is perfect for a large group, the views are incredible, and the hospitality is fantastic. The Mio area is wonderful, we played a couple of rounds of golf at Forest Dunes, and spend Saturday Morning canoeing the Au Sable. After our morning activities, the house was was the perfect place to relax. There is plenty of room on the lower gravel patio to setup cornhole/bags and the firepit is a perfect place to spend the late evening. We had a couple of clear nights and the stars are spectacular!
Dale and Sandy were very clear communicators and check-in was very easy. Thanks for having us.
Thanks so much Tim! We so appreciate your kind words and know that you enjoyed your time at the lodge! Please come again! Dale and Sandy
Absolutely beautiful home. The definition of PURE MICHIGAN.
Thank you so much Troy! Love the connection to the PURE MICHIGAN tag line! Dale and Sandy
This was our 5th year at the property and will not be our last. Everything is clean and well maintained Communication between rental owner is amazing.
This property has everything you want including a spectacular view.
We are located on the south end of the quaint little town of mio, michigan! Approx. 35 miles north of i 75, 180 miles north of detroit and 100 miles south of the mackinaw bridge. Our unique location gives us the best of both worlds, perched high on a hill overlooking the ausable river valley, yet close enough to walk to town! The lodge is secluded and surrounded by woods on 3 sides. Our area is most widely known for the ausable river, well known for fishing and canoeing. We are only about 5 min. From the river and provide information on local canoe liveries. Mio is also known for the amish community with its many stores and bakeries. Hundreds of miles of atv trails, thousands of acres of national forest, and many lakes make our community a sportsman's paradise. Mio is also surrounded by some of the top rated golf courses in the country.